John Githongo

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John Githongo "is the CEO of Inuka Kenya Trust fka Zinduko Trust and head of Twaweza in Kenya. He holds an Honours degree in Economics and Philosophy from the University of Wales and an Honorary Doctorate from the Open University. In the past he has served as Vice President Policy and Advocacy, World Vision International and Senior Associate Member, St Antony’s College Oxford, with whom he is still associated as a Senior Common Room Member. He served as Permanent Secretary, Office of the President of Kenya between 2003 and 2005. Prior to that he was a director of Transparency International-Berlin and Executive Director of Transparency International-Kenya. He has served as an columnist for The EastAfrican between 1995 and 2003 and at various times Correspondent for The Economist among other publications.

"His other appointments and distinctions include being a member of the boards of the following organisations among others: Africa Centre for Open Governance (AfriCOG), Africa Institute for Governing with Integrity and Freedom House. He is a member of the Advisory Council of Transparency International, Berlin and an Advisor to the Mathare Community Resource Centre." [1]

He recently served as a Visiting Fellow of the International Development Research Institute (IDRC), Ottawa, Canada. [2]

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  1. Policy Advisory Board, ONE Campaign, accessed January 7, 2011.
  2. John Githongo, The Policy Practice, accessed March 17, 2010.